Michael J Fox and Peter Jackson on the Frighteners set: Picturing Canterbury

Michael J. Fox and Peter Jackson on the set of The Frighteners in London St, Lyttelton, Christchurch. The Lyttelton Post Office (now part of Lyttelton Library and Customer Services) is seen in the background, but was turned into Bistro Sundown for the movie. Also pictured, standing next to Jackson is Kiwi cinematographer, Alun Bollinger. May…
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Model of a whale on a forklift truck: Picturing Canterbury

Model of a whale on a forklift truck. Circa 1990s. Neil Chandler, workshop technician, stood underneath a large model of a humpback whale in the carpark at Science Alive, Moorhouse Avenue. Do you have any photographs of Science Alive, Moorhouse Avenue? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several…
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Sheep being herded towards Cathedral Square: Picturing Canterbury

Sheep being herded towards Cathedral Square 9 March 1995 Sheep being herded down Cathedral Square road from Worcester Street being followed by crowds of people on foot. Canterbury Museum, Harley Chambers, Municipal Chambers and Rydges Hotel are along the right hand side. Do you have any photographs of Worcester Street? If so, feel free to contribute to our…
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Camping at Hanmer River: Picturing Canterbury

Family camping at Hanmer River, Christmas/New Year 1958.  Annual event with often three generations present. Do you have any photographs of camping in Canterbury? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several people to simultaneously explore images and stories of the history of the people and places of…
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Safety Week – The elephant never forgets: Picturing Canterbury

Do you have any photographs of parades in Christchurch? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several people to simultaneously explore images and stories of the history of the people and places of Christchurch. It is viewable on the ground floor of Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New…
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Ōtautahi Advent Calendar 2018

24 Christmas images from the Discovery Wall. Meri Kirihimete ki a koutou. Monday 24 December Sunday 23 December Saturday 22 December Friday 21 December Thursday 20 December Wednesday 19 December Tuesday 18 December Monday 17 December Sunday 16 December Saturday 15 December Friday 14 December Thursday 13 December Wednesday 12 December Tuesday 11 December Monday…
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Inside the Four Avenues – exhibition opens Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm at Tūranga

Nearly eight years on, the yearning for a vibrant city centre still persists, but there is hope. Hope captured in the moments of collective celebration; the intimacy between two young students; the connection between friends and neighbours as they work, live and play - all within the boundaries of an inner city reinventing itself. In…
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